Ireland is very well known for her literary and musical talents.
But did you know that Ireland has also given the world amazing scientific discoveries?
During our trip this past summer, the girls and I toured visited Birr Castle Demense which was home to the world’s largest telescope from the mid-1800′s until the early 20th century. But the family’s genius didn’t end there. The famed gardens are filled with botany from across the world and a suspension bridge- a predecessor to the famed Brooklyn Bridge- was stretched across their river years before the design made it “across the pond”.
From the World’s Longest Reinforced Concrete Bridge stretching to Mizen head in the south to the Northern Ireland’s biggest seabird colony on the isle of Rathlin, the Ingenious Ireland Atlas leads you across the country sharing a scientific Ireland that few realize exists.
Ingenious Ireland also has guided walking tours of Dublin and MP3 downloads including the free Dubl1n by Numb3rs for families that I plan to use when we visit this year.
Corey at Irish Fireside spoke with Mary Mulvihill, the creator of Ingenious Ireland about Ireland’s scientific contributions and innovations. Take a listen- it’s really very interesting.